9780131889569

QA Compact

Troyka, Lynn Q.; Hesse, Doug

ISBN 10: 0131889567 / 0-13-188956-7
ISBN 13: 9780131889569
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

QA Compact is a new first edition, value-priced handbook from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse.  Brief and spiral-bound, it features a two-color design, includes four select tabs, and exercises. QA Compact is accompanied by a PDF eBook and additional exercises on the Web.

 

The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today’s students.  Both respected teachers and authors, Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond.  Offering instructors a full range of choices in handbooks, the Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks is available in a variety of formats, also including web-based and customized, so instructors can select the handbook that best fits their course needs.


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Quick Find Road Map

 

If you sometimes feel a bit unsure as you write, try using the QUICK FIND ROADMAP to get you back on track to effective writing. The roadmap reflects some of the most common writing errors that frustrate writers.  To find the information you need, choose the item that best describes the issue you are facing and then turn to the pages referenced.

 

WORDS AND SENTENCES

Write complete sentences instead of fragments.

Join independent clauses correctly by avoiding comma splices and run-ons.

Match grammatical forms within sentences to avoid shifts and keep sentences clear.

Make sentences with introductory phrases and with modifiers clear.

Know when to use its or it's.

 

GRAMMAR

Match subjects and verbs in number and person.

Match pronouns to the word or words they refer to.

Use correct verb endings.

Choose verbs that correctly express time in tense and form.

Describe relationships with the correct prepositions for time and place.

 

PUNCTUATION

Use commas after introductory elements.

Use commas in compound sentences.

Use commas to set off nonrestrictive elements.

Do not use commas to set off restrictive elements.

Use commas with a series of three or more elements that share the same grammatical form.

Use apostrophes correctly.

 

STYLE AND WORD CHOICE

Choose the best words for your meaning.

Make your writing to the point and concise.

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